Arlington, TX asked in Military Law for Texas

Q: My gay son was discharged from the army and refuses to tell me what happened. Think I need to hire a lawyer for him?

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Angelina Bradley

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  • Military Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: What would you want to hire the attorney for? In the discharge process, your son should have been notified he had the right to consult with an attorney, and, if the discharge characterization was Other Than Honorable or he’d been serving more than 6 years, he would have been offered a hearing and an attorney.

There’s not enough information here to know what service an attorney would provide. Discharge characterization upgrade? Records correction? You — or better, your son — are welcome to reach out to me or any other military law attorney to discuss further.

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